2012 – A Year in Review – A list of music that made an impact


Album of the Year

“Koi No Yokan” by Deftones

Song of the Year

“Stranded” by Lee Ranaldo

Australian Album of the Year

“Strange Flowers” by Regular John

Australian Song of the Year

“Dancing On Your Grave” by The Halls

Favourite New Artist of the Year

The Halls

Rock Album of the Year

“King Animal” by Soundgarden

Metal Album of the Year

“Self-Titled” by Corrosion of Conformity

Pop Album of the Year

“The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than The Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do” by Fiona Apple

Band of the Year


Solo Artist of the Year


Australian Band of the Year


Australian Solo Artist of the Year

Coco Baulch

Film Clip of the Year

“Stranded” by Lee Ranaldo

Gig of the Year

Lee Ranaldo at The Zoo

Movie of the Year

The Dark Night Rises

Top Eleven Albums of the Year

  1. “Koi No Yokan” by Deftones
  2. “King Animal” by Soundgarden
  3. “Yellow and Green” by Baroness
  4. “Between The Times and The Tides” by Lee Ranaldo
  5. “Blues Funeral” by Mark Lanegan
  6. “Down IV Part I  – The Purple EP” by Down
  7. “Self-Titled” by Corrosion Of Conformity
  8. “Noctourniquet” by The Mars Volta
  9. “Come Home To Mama” by Martha Wainwright
  10. “Banga” by Patti Smith
  11. EP ++ by +++ (Crosses)

Top Eleven Australian Albums of the Year

  1. “Strange Flowers” by Regular John
  2. “Self-Titled EP” by The Halls
  3. “Toward The Low Sun” by Dirty Three
  4. “Arrest The Slide” by Thirteen Seventy
  5. “The GoldenBridge” by No Anchor
  6. “Come Up Invisible” by We All Want To
  7. “Magnetic North” by Kellie Lloyd
  8. “Self-Titled EP” by The Boys
  9. “Mouth” by The Sea Shall Not Have Them
  10. “Misshapen Giants” by The Slow Push
  11. “Sad Summer Hits” by Texas Tea

Top Five Brisbane bands / artists of the Year

  1. The Halls
  2. Foxsmith
  3. Little PlanesLand
  4. Thirteen Seventy
  5. Kellie Lloyd

Favourite Live Music Venue of the Year


Favourite Radio Program of the Year

Exit Stage Zed on 4zzz

Top Five Bands who will take over the world in 2013

  1. Baroness
  2. Palms
  3. The Halls
  4. Foxsmith
  5. We All Want To

Re-issue of The Year

My Bloody Valentine (EPs, Isn’t Anything and Loveless)


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